Detailed stool testing doesn't just look at the gut flora (microbiome) but allows us to be sure you are digesting food properly (critical for you to be getting the most out of your diet) plus it tests markers of inflammation and immunity.
We use a combination of tests to establish if you are lacking in vitamins, minerals and cofactors. A simple urine test can offer a wealth of information on hundreds of metabolic processes which require these nutrients for energy production, neurotransmitter production and more.
Standard lipid (cholesterol) testing simply does not delve deep enough into the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. We use a comprehensive blood test to look at the latest biomarkers of risk to take away the doubt as to what is contributing to high blood pressure, blood vessel disease and heart function.
Blanket genetic testing is like looking for a needle in a haystack but targeted genomic testing using validated pathway testing can give us invaluable information to help us target specific nutritional needs and enhance protective chemical reactions within the body.
If you've been exposed to pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, farming chemicals or petrochemicals you may have a high toxic load. These chemicals interfere with the normal chemistry of the body and if you lack the ability to detoxify, this can lead to poor function, symptoms and then disease. We can test for all of these toxins and establish how well you are able to remove them from the body.
Gut problems, nutritional deficiencies and toxins can all take their toll on the way the body produces and responds to hormones. We do non-invasive urine and blood panels of hormones to get a complete picture of how your body's chemical communication system is working.
State of the art stool microbiology, parasitology using MALDI-TOF technology giving the most accurate picture of your microbiome plus digestive capacity and inflammatory biomarkers. Can be done at home.
The metabolic products of energy pathways, methylation, detoxification and gut metabolism give an assessment of nutritional adequacy and mitochondrial function. Can be done at home.
Vitamin D is a master-regulator of the immune system. Without adequate levels, disordered inflammation and immune dysfunction are unrestrained. Can be done at home.
Standard tests only include T4 and TSH. This looks at free and total T4 & T3, RT3, TSH, thyroid antibodies giving a complete evaluation. Requires a blood draw.
Many advanced tests are available, these are some of the most frequently used:
The latest in metabolomic urine testing - adrenal and sex hormone metabolites plus cortisol profile, melatonin and other indicators.
An accurate picture of a woman's cycle in addition to the DUTCH Plus analysis. The most comprehensive hormonal analysis for women.
Minerals and toxic metals
When added to organic acid analysis
A urine test which accurately measures iodine status.
We can now process samples as well as take your blood! This means that any functional test is now possible without having to access another lab.
We charge $20 for a blood draw or $35 if further processing is necessary.